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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsivenessby M.D. Daniel G. Amen
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BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK
In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life:
To Quell Anxiety and Panic:
Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
To Fight Depression:
Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts)
To Curb Anger:
Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
To Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus:
Develop total focus with the "One-Page Miracle"
To Stop Obsessive Worrying:
Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises
A neuropsychiatrist reveals the link between certain brain structures and particular psychological problems.
About the Author
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and medical director of the Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine in Fairfield, California. The recipient of awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the Baltimore-D.C. Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the U.S. Army, Dr. Amen is a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between the brain and behavior and on attention deficit disorder, and is the author of several books, including Windows into the ADD Mind and Firestorms in the Brain.
Table of Contents
For those who have eyes, let them see : images into the mind — Carving knives and tooth fairies : a prelude to the brain and behavior — Looking into love and depression : the deep limbic system — Enhancing positive thought patterns and strengthening connections : deep limbic system prescriptions — Looking into fear and anxiety : the basal ganglia — Mastering fear : basal ganglia prescriptions — Looking into inattention and impulsivity : the prefrontal cortex — Becoming focused : prefrontal cortex prescriptions — Looking into worry and obsessiveness : the cingulate system — Getting unstuck : cingulate system prescriptions — Looking into memory and temper : the temporal lobes — Enhancing experience : temporal lobe prescriptions — The dark side : violence : a combination of problems — Brain pollution : the impact of drugs and alcohol on the brain — The missing links : drugs, violence, and the brain — I love you and I hate you, touch me, no don't, whatever : brain patterns that interfere with intimacy — Help! : when and how to seek professional care — Who is Andrew really? : questions about the essence of our humanity — Brains dos and brain don'ts : a summary of ways to optimize brain function and break bad brain habits — Appendix. Medication notes.
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